What to do in Wai'anapanapa State Park

Wai'anapanapa State Park lies on the eastern Maui coast, which contains a variety of volcanic formations. This is a remote, wild, low-cliffed volcanic coastline offering solitude and respite from urban life.

Caves, arches, black beaches, sea stacks, blow holes, a native hala forest, a heiau (religions site) are present within the 122 acres of Wai'anapanapa. An old Hawaiian coastal trail leads along the scenic shoreline approximately two miles and ends at Kainalimu Bay, a mile north of Hana. Facilities at this site include cabins, campsites, picnic tables and restrooms.

Wai'anapanapa's 12 cabins sleep six people each. The cabins consist of a kitchen/living area, a bathroom and bedroom. Each unit is furnished with bedroom and kitchen furniture, electric range, refrigerator, hot shower, bathroom, linens, towels and cooking and eating utensils. Contact Maui District of Hawai'i State Parks for reservations and further information.

The Wai'anapanapa Campground can accommodate up to 60 people. A camping permit is required. Contact Contact Maui District of Hawai'i State Parks for reservations and further information.

Wai'anapanapa State Park provides a variety of activities for visitors. Exploring, hiking, swimming, fishing, camping, cabin stays and picnicking are available at this facility.

This state facility is located on the western shore of Maui three miles north of Hana. To access this park follow the Wai'anapanapa Road from the Hana Highway. It is 53 miles east of the Kahului Airport.

The climate is pleasantly mild on Maui throughout the year. Temperatures vary annually between 60 and 90 degrees F. Summer temperatures range from 68 to 82 degrees F with the water usually near 80 degrees. Winter temperatures vary from 61 to 80 degrees F with the water temperature close to 77 degrees. More rainfall occurs during the winter than other seasons of the year and most of it falls on the northeastern or windward portion of the island. Temperatures on this island vary more with elevation than seasons. Expect temperatures to drop four degrees F for every 1,000 feet gained in elevation.

54 South High Street, 101
Wailuku, HI 96793

Phone: 808-984-8109

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